Ann sent in this great question about Soft Paws and whether they really work to deter kitties from scratching: My kitty has pretty much stopped scratching furniture, but when she was younger, she completely destroyed a sofa - it would have been nice to have had these things, if they really work! It's hard to imagine cats tolerating them, but there are a lot of authentic-looking photos on their website of very happy cats... kitties sharpenning their claws on furniture can be a major pain, because once they start, it's hard to break them of the habit. Sometimes giving them alternative scratching areas, like these scratching posts can curb their appetite for leather, but not always. Have you used soft paws or any other method for keeping kitties from scratching? Related Read: Shoo Kitty!.